• The Bundle of Sticks
    The Bundle of Sticks
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bundle sleep fully clothed in the same bed with one's betrothed
    • v bundle compress into a wad "wad paper into the box"
    • v bundle gather or cause to gather into a cluster "She bunched her fingers into a fist"
    • v bundle make into a bundle "he bundled up his few possessions"
    • n bundle a package of several things tied together for carrying or storing
    • n bundle a collection of things wrapped or boxed together
    • n bundle a large sum of money (especially as pay or profit) "she made a bundle selling real estate","they sank megabucks into their new house"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Jo stuffed the whole bundle into the stove Jo stuffed the whole bundle into the stove
How Ian Direach returned home and how his stepmother fell as a bundle of sticks How Ian Direach returned home and how his stepmother fell as a bundle of sticks

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bundle bŭn"d'l A number of things bound together, as by a cord or envelope, into a mass or package convenient for handling or conveyance; a loose package; a roll; as, a bundle of straw or of paper; a bundle of old clothes. "The fable of the rods, which, when united in a bundle , no strength could bend."
    • Bundle To prepare for departure; to set off in a hurry or without ceremony.
    • Bundle to sell together as a single item at one inclusive price; -- usually done for related products which work or are used together.
    • Bundle To send off abruptly or without ceremony. "They unmercifully bundled me and my gallant second into our own hackney coach."
    • Bundle To sleep on the same bed without undressing; -- applied to the custom of a man and woman, especially lovers, thus sleeping. "Van Corlear stopped occasionally in the villages to eat pumpkin pies, dance at country frolics, and bundle with the Yankee lasses."
    • Bundle To tie or bind in a bundle or roll.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bundle A number of things bound together; anything bound or rolled into a convenient form for conveyance or handling; a package; a roll: as, a bundle of lace; a bundle of hay.
    • n bundle Hence A group or a number of things having some common characteristic which leads to their being held and transferred in the same ownership.
    • n bundle In botany, a fascicular aggregation of one or more elementary tissues traversing other tissues. The bundle may be either vascular (composed of vessels only) or fibrovascular (containing both fibrous and vascular tissues), and is usually surrounded by a layer of parenchyma, or soft cellular tissue, called the bundle-sheath.
    • n bundle In paper-making, two reams of printing-paper or brown paper: established by a statute of George I.
    • n bundle In spinning, twenty hanks or 6,000 yards of linen yarn. [Bundle is also used as a unit of weight for straw, and of tale for barrel-hoops, but without any fixed value. A bundle of bast ropes is ten, by a statute of Charles II.]
    • bundle To tie or bind in a bundle or roll: often followed by up: as, to bundle up clothes.
    • bundle To place or dispose of in a hurried, unceremonious manner.
    • bundle To depart in a hurry or unceremoniously: often with off.
    • bundle In New England (in early times) and in Wales, to sleep in the same bed without undressing: applied to the custom of men and women, especially sweethearts, thus sleeping.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bundle bun′dl a number of things loosely bound together: an aggregation of one or more kinds of tissue traversing other tissues: a definite measure or quantity, as two reams of paper, twenty hanks of linen yarn, &c
    • v.t Bundle to bind or tie into bundles
    • v.i Bundle to pack up one's things for a journey, to go hurriedly or in confusion (with away, off, out)
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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The great majority of men are bundles of beginnings.”
  • Buckminster Fuller
    “I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.”


Bundle of nerves - Someone who is a bundle of nerves is very worried or nervous.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. bundel, AS. byndel,; akin to D. bondel, bundel, G. bündel, dim. of bund, bundle, fr. the root of E. bind,. See Bind


In literature:

Scrooge and the Phantom came into the presence of this man, just as a woman with a heavy bundle slunk into the shop.
"A Budget of Christmas Tales by Charles Dickens and Others" by Various
She bundled shoes and stockings aside and fished out the little pink tablet.
"'Lizbeth of the Dale" by Marian Keith
The sounds brought a ragged little ghost of a woman to the door, carrying a tiny bundle on her arm.
"The End of the Rainbow" by Marian Keith
Hold the bundle of wires in a vise, and file the ends smooth, before winding on the wire.
"How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus" by Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
Ben entered and took a seat at one of the side tables, laying his bundle on a chair beside him.
"Ben, the Luggage Boy;" by Horatio Alger
On her head is a large bundle and on her hip a large baby.
"Round the Wonderful World" by G. E. Mitton
Pedro was loading the boat with bundles of reeds.
"The Mexican Twins" by Lucy Fitch Perkins
Sitting on a bundle, a rod away, was a girl, perhaps eighteen or nineteen years old, wearing a simple travelling dress.
"The Road to Frontenac" by Samuel Merwin
In a moment he was rolled over in the dark, bundled securely, picked up, and ignominiously tucked under Baldy Pallen's arm.
"The Backwoodsmen" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Wind Bends Grass struck with her hand at the two shaking bundles.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
He was soon safe at the lower end of the rope, on the shelf beside the bundled outfit.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
We sat in the wartesaal, and I had committed to my charge two bundles, with strict injunctions not to lose them.
"The First Violin" by Jessie Fothergill
He put a white band with a red cross on it around Trusty and harnessed him to a little express wagon to carry bundles.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
But one by one the heavy bundles began to come aboard, sewed up in waterproof burlap and exhaling a teasing fragrance.
"Mayflower (Flor de mayo)" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
A huddled bundle lay on the damp ground.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
He passed into the inner room, and returned in a moment with the girl's bundle.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
Bundles do not move thus, unless assisted, but Philo Gubb was too far away to see the hand he knew must have reached out for the bundle.
"Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective" by Ellis Parker Butler
Dorothy noticed that he carried a large black bundle in his arms, and that he was heading directly toward the boat house.
"Pretty Madcap Dorothy" by Laura Jean Libbey
It is wrong to bundle the neck or wear too much clothing over any part of the body.
"Applied Physiology" by Frank Overton
He went to his room, made a bundle of his worldly possessions, and crept out of the back door, down the road to the circus.
"Toby Tyler" by James Otis

In poetry:

Down falls the houses' line,
Where now is thine or mine?
That bundle yonder is not thine,
Thou flying maiden mine!
"The Destruction Of Magdeburg" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Then he cried, "My men, we will burn them out,
And suffocate them with smoke, without any doubt!"
So bundles of straw and hay were found without delay,
And they set fire to them against the doors without dismay.
"The Hero of Kalapore" by William Topaz McGonagall
He too can die. Keep back!
Olive, keep back from him! I did not fear
Him living, and he fell before my sword;
But dead I fear him. All is ended now;
A man's whole life tied in a bundle there,
And no good deed. I fear him. Come away.
"The Wild Knight" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
I will remember what I was. I am sick of rope and chain—
I will remember my old strength and all my forest-affairs.
I will not sell my back to man for a bundle of sugarcane.
I will go out to my own kind, and the wood-folk in their lairs.
"Toomai of the Elephants" by Rudyard Kipling
You are saved from being little entrails feeding large brains, you
are saved from being little empty bundles of enjoyment,
You are not to be fractional supported people but complete men;
you will guard your own heads, you will have proud eyes.
"Hellenistics" by Robinson Jeffers
Well! I've heard of transformations; heard of fellers sort of changin'
In the face of sudden danger or some great emergency;
Heard the like in song and story and in bush traditions hoary,
But I nearly dropped me bundle as I looked at Dad McGee.
"An Old Master" by C J Dennis

In news:

The money manager that made a bundle on Realogy.
When you hold your newborn baby for the first time, it's hard to imagine that the precious and helpless bundle will be crawling, walking, running and climbing in only a matter of months.
Bundle your phone, Internet and TV for as low as $99 a month.
One woman didn't realize she was locked in to a contract and getting unlocked cost her a bundle.
Pedestrians walking along the water bundle up against the cold weather in New York, Wednesday.
After the safety drill, we stand atop the ship bundled in the chilly evening breeze, looking out over Southampton.
He stood only 4 feet tall, but was a huge bundle of love.
Seether have announced plans to bundle all of their albums, including their recent release 'Holding on to Strings Better Left to Fray,' and sell them via iTunes at a discounted price.
The emergence of online auctions allows such users to obtain bundles by bidding on different simultaneous or sequentially run auctions.
The trees and shrubs are sold in bundles of 10 for $17 or bundles of 25 for $30.
In addition, the firm has made available stereo pair bundles for its KSM137 and KSM141 mics.
Researchers tackled this question in a new study that suggests our brains become bundles of hyper-reactive nerve cells as the sleepless hours tick by.
LOS ANGELES—Coast Guard officials say three men are under arrest after they were found on a boat with 35 large bundles of marijuana just north of San Miguel Island.
After a widely publicized rash of crib deaths in the 1980s, some parents started bundling their babies next to them in bed.
Smudging is a process in which bundles of white sage, or " smudge sticks," are burned in a ceremony that cleanses an area of the negative energy that is left behind after traumatic events.

In science:

The Szeg¨o kernels and their derivatives were worked out explicitly in [BSZ2] for two model cases, namely for the hyperplane section bundle over CPm and for the Heisenberg bundle over Cm , i.e. the trivial line bundle with curvature equal to the standard symplectic form on Cm .
Universality and scaling of zeros on symplectic manifolds
As in the general case of locally trivial vector bundles one can construct a locally trivial vector bundle ((EΓ (P , F ), Γm (B ), κΓ ), (ζiΓ , kerπiΓm )i∈I ) from the associated vector bundle E (P , F ).
Locally trivial quantum vector bundles and associated vector bundles
For a fibre bundle to be a principal fibre bundle, at least the structure group of that bundle has to equal the typical fibre.
On the Gribov Problem for Generalized Connections
For this, the equivariant Mayer class for the tangent bundle of the space-time is factorized as the product of the usual Mayer class for the tangent bundle of the fixed submanifold with the equivariant Mayer factor for the normal bundle of the fixed submanifold.
Wess Zumino Couplings for Generalized Sigma Orbifold Fixed-points
Now, the group ZN can be thought to act like the automorphism group of the tangent bundle over space-time, of the standard gauge bundle and of the SO(2n)-bundle E.
Wess Zumino Couplings for Generalized Sigma Orbifold Fixed-points
For example, for Σ without boundary, the double is just the total space of the orientation bundle. (The orientation bundle is a Z2 -bundle over Σ whose fiber over p ∈ Σ consists of two points, corresponding to the two local orientations at p.
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
Once we have a complex structure on a two-manifold X , we can introduce the holomorphic cotangent bundle K, also called the canonical bund le of X . K is a complex line bundle, and its sections are proportional to dz ; its powers K⊗n are complex line bundles as well.
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
The configuration bundle turns out to be a natural U (1) bundle; this in turn implies that the configuration bundle is a trivial U (1) bundle, meaning that no magnetic charge is allowed: see .
The First Law of Isolated Horizons via Noether Theorem
This representation (41) defines the principal bundle (P , M , U (1); π) as a bundle associated to the frame bundle (or in other words it is the representation which defines (P , M , U (1)) as a natural bundle; see , ).
The First Law of Isolated Horizons via Noether Theorem
The symbol gives a bundle map between bundles pulled-back to the cotangent bundle T ∗M , and the map is an isomorphism away from the zero section for the elliptic case.
Quantum Field Theory and Representation Theory: A Sketch
To any n-dimensional manifold M one can associate a principal GL(n, R) bundle F (M ), the bundle whose fiber above x ∈ M is the set of linear frames on the tangent space TxM . A sub-bundle of P ⊂ F (M ) with fiber G ⊂ GL(n, R) will be called a G-structure on M .
Quantum Field Theory and Representation Theory: A Sketch
Since H is a maximal compact subgroup of G, we can reduce the bundle ˜MA to an H bundle P , which is easily seen to be a reduction of the principal bundle consisting of dual symplectic frames and frames of End(E ).
Deformation Quantization of Endomorphism Bundles
Thus a connection, being a section of this bundle, provides a choice of distinguished point in each fiber, hence a vector bundle structure on this affine bundle.
Generalized Sprays and Nonlinear Connections
Since the jet bundle J rQ → X of a vector bundle Q → X is a vector bundle, let us consider the simple graded manifold (X, AJ r Q ) constructed from J rQ → X .
Lagrangian symmetries and supersymmetries depending on derivatives. Global analysis
This contrasts with the situation when normal bundles are replaced by restrictions of a fixed (and suitable) bundle on Pn , for instance the tangent bundle (cf [R5], §2).
Normal bundles of rational curves in projective spaces